What we're about
We currently hold three Meetups in cooperation with the LARA (London Atelier of Representational Art) (http://www.drawpaintsculpt.com/).
Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30: Life Drawing | 2 hour pose
Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30: Life Drawing | Quick poses
Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30: Portrait Drawing | 2 hour pose
These Meetups take place in the 'Figure Room' of LARA (http://www.drawpaintsculpt.com/), a world-class atelier. Easels, drawing boards and clips are supplied. These Meetups benefit from using the facilities of LARA's full-time students. The lights illuminating the model are top of the range daylights with a high CRI deriving from a red spectrum to create the truest representation of colour.
*How much does it cost?*
Each session is £10 for the 2 hours.
Loyalty cards | Buy 4 session 5th for free or 10 sessions for £75
These cards can be used for our Monday, Wednesday and Thursday sessions.
Latecomers are welcome.
You can pay through Paypal on Meetup otherwise pay at the door by card or with cash.
It is helpful to us if you RSVP but you can equally just turn up at the door (first come, first served.)
*Where is LARA?*
LARA London is located centrally in London, a two minute walk from Clapham North Underground Station (Northern Line). Stockwell Underground Station (Victoria Line) is a ten minute walk away. Clapham High Street Overground station is a five minute walk away. There is a stop for the 88 bus to Trafalgar Square (Oxford Circus and Camden) by Clapham North.
*Who should join?*
We would love to see anyone who has a passion for drawing! From absolute beginner to absolute master all are welcome to these untutored sessions. How you spend the session is entirely up to you.
For those interested in LARA as a school these drop-in sessions are a great way to get a feel of the atelier. Our part and full-time students often stay for the evening sessions.
*Why choose life drawing at LARA London?*
LARA is an inspiring venue for life drawing. Walking through the school you will see the drawing and paintings of current students on the easels and past students and tutors on the walls!
LARA has a lovely atmosphere which is created by the enthusiasm of our students. Our community of students, alumni and returning workshop students means a great deal to us.
Our sessions are drop-in - you can pay on the door subject to availability - so you can be flexible with when you can attend. Equally, we have three varied sessions a week, so if you'd like to get serious about drawing here is your chance.
*What do you need to bring?*
Whichever drawing materials and paper/sketchbook suit you best. Feel free to also bring paints!
*How are the evenings structured time-wise?*
Mondays and Thursdays: starting from 6:30, 20 minute poses with 5 minute breaks and a 15 minute break at 7:20.
Wednesdays: starting from 6:30, two 5 minute poses, two 10 minute poses, two 15 minute poses - usually around this time we will have a 5 minute break - two 20 minute poses, a pose to the end that varies in length depending on how much time we have left over.
Please note that we cannot reply to modelling enquiries on this site. Please email LARA using the address advertised on their website.